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Graystone Aesthetic Center Offers Permanent Makeup


Wake Up In Your Makeup!

Permanent cosmetic makeup is an aesthetic procedure designed to benefit anyone who wishes to have a natural enhancement to his or her appearance without the use of makeup. Another name for this process is micropigmentation or micropigment implantation. It can be used for eyebrows, eyeliner above and below, lip lines, full lip color, scar camouflage or beauty marks. During cosmetic implantation, tiny individual implants of pigment are deposited into the dermal layer of the skin.

Those who are extremely physically active but want to maintain a better appearance can do so with permanent makeup. It is especially beneficial for people who suffer from makeup allergies and can’t wear traditional cosmetics.

Trust the Eye Care Professionals

With every permanent makeup procedure, as with all our procedures at Graystone Aesthetic Center, the safety of our patients is our first priority. Unlike others who offer similiar services, we use protective eyeshields during every eyeliner procedure.

For more information or to schedule an appointment at the Graystone Aesthetic Center, call 828-304-6656.

Frequently Asked Questions About Permanent Makeup

What is permanent makeup?

Permanent cosmetics or permanent makeup or micropigmentation, is the process of implanting cosmetic pigments into the dermis layer of the skin to improve one’s appearance and save time compared to traditional makeup. The most common areas where permanent makeup is performed are on eyebrows, eye lines and lip lines.

How permanent is it?

The duration of permanent or semi-permanent makeup depends on the depth of needle penetration during the procedure. Skin type and after-care are determining factors in achieving lasting results. Patients need to follow all instructions carefully so that their makeup color can last several years. Touch-ups are recommended every few years as necessary.

How safe is it?

The art of tattooing and permanent makeup have been practiced for centuries. All the pigments that we sell are cosmetic grade, meaning that they are sterilized and purified for cosmetic use. Also, the ingredients are approved by the FDA for cosmetic use. Be wary of counterfeit products which have not met safety standards. It is the technician’s responsibility to ensure proper sanitation and prevent possible infection. Clients should advise their service provider if they plan to undergo laser treatment.

Are there risks?

As with any procedure where topical ointments or anesthetics are used, risks may occur if the patient is allergic to certain ingredients, such as lidocaine. Most patients however, would know if there have been any previous reactions before, such as during routine dental work.

Is there pain or swelling?

Some patients may experience some swelling depending on their skin’s sensitivity. However, most applications look great immediately after the procedure! We have a state-of-the-art anti-pain protocol in which we use a highly effective analgesic ointment.

What can I expect following the procedure as far as the client’s recovery and healing?

Clients will have only temporary restrictions. Right after the procedure, patients must avoid steamy areas, such as spas or hot tubs, as well as contact with chlorine. They must not rub, pick, or apply additional cosmetics to the treated area until it is completely healed. The normal recovery time is 5 to 10 days.

What kind of education must technicians receive to do this kind of procedure?

Technicians are required to successfully complete a series of courses that include training on color theory and sanitization. Another standard requirement is experience in hands-on clinics. A technician who seeks legitimate training should choose an accredited, post-secondary school with credentialed instructors.

Can permanent makeup cause infections easily?

Infections usually occur in skin that has a tendency to break out easily, or in the treated skin of a client who did not follow the after-care instructions. If a patient knows their skin is sensitive or blisters easily, they must receive preparatory treatment well ahead of time. The patient should start prescribed medication or preventative care a few days before the procedure. If an infection or outbreak occurs afterward, have the client contact their doctor for a prescription or for information on available over-the-counter products. Clients should immediately take care of any irritations or infections to promote faster healing, which will also protect the color.